Definitions

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  • n. Moral purity; innocence.
  • n. The state of being physically clean and free of contamination or dirt; cleanliness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being clean.
  • n. Purity of life or language; freedom from licentious courses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being clean.
  • n. Freedom from ceremonial pollution.
  • n. Exactness; purity; justness; correctness: used of language or style.
  • n. Moral purity; innocence; freedom from anything dishonorable, immoral, or sinful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities
  • n. without moral defects

Etymologies

Old English clǣnnes, corresponding to clean +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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